[QUOTE=Dee;2486128]Buy one with an HDD, then add an SSD of your choice.
If your willing to pay for it, you’ll get a 250GB SSD, although a 30GB may be all you need for a netbook, which [B]IS[/B] far more robust than any HDD, SSD are housed in a metal case to prevent damage from electrical discharges. Any electrical discharge capable of damaging an SSD would have long since fried the rest of the components in a netbook. And unlike an HDD, an SSD will easily withstand you dropping the netbook while its running.[/QUOTE]
Nice post & analysis.
And straying a bit OT: people shouldn’t base their decision too much on capacity. 30-40GB is more than what you need to run OS, and it’s better to keep your boot/OS and storage drives separate. Even for notebooks, unless you are using it as a DVR/Media center, or your line of work requires it, HDD space is an overrated aspect. I would prefer a 30GB SSD over a 250GB HDD, especially for a netbook.
Be sure to do research if you’re looking for a netbook that supposedly comes with an SSD. From many reviews I’ve read, many customers have been misled or disappointed. They actually got an SDHC card soldered onto the motherboard, which performs quite differently from an actual SSD.